I am opposed to discrimination of any kind — in the workplace and any place else. But I think this legislation — that I have dealt with as chairman of the Education Workforce Committee long before I was back in the leadership — is unnecessary and would provide a basis for frivolous lawsuits. People are already protected in the workplace. I am opposed to continuing this.
Listen, I understand people have different opinions on this issue, and I respect those opinions. But as someone who has worked in the employment law area for all of my years in the statehouse and all of my years here, I see no basis or no need for this.
Of course not. Why would there be a need when 21 states have protection laws? To hell with The Gay in the other 29.
Oh that Boehner and his wacky, zany GOP House Speakery wisdom.
Which brings us to the World Congress of Families (WCF), a group that thinks being gay is a “deviation” and compares homosexuality to pornography, promiscuity, and incest, per a report by Think Progress.
As if that's not bad enough, they've gone so far as to organize trips for anti-gay leaders to go speak with Russian lawmakers. So it goes without saying that the obvious thing to do would be to shun the WCF, because we here in America believe in equal rights, civil rights, and compassion for all.
Right, John Boehner?
After all, there is already way too much protection for gay Americans, and they clearly are not the targets of ongoing discrimination and need no further support.
These laws and proposed bills have been directly tied to the influence of U.S. anti-gay activists who WCF sent to Russia, and now these are the values Boehner believes deserve a voice on Capitol Hill. It’s unclear how this endorsement of discriminatory values squares his belief that there is “no need” to protect the LGBT community from the very same kind of unfair treatment.
The Boehner's spokesman claims that this was "routine" not should not be viewed as an endorsement one way or the other.
How's that outreach thing workin' for ya, GOP?